Brighton Housing Trust

We provide housing, and deliver support, specialist advice and guidance to people in East Sussex

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Brighton Housing Trust

We provide housing, and deliver support, specialist advice and guidance to people in East Sussex

Combating Homelessness, Creating Opportunities, Promoting Change

BHT is a housing association and a homeless charity. We provide essential services across Brighton & Hove, Eastbourne and Hastings, as well as elsewhere in Sussex. We see it as our role to both challenge the causes of homelessness, poverty and marginalisation and to deal with the consequences.

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Our Service Areas

Work, Learning & Employment

Homelessness

Mental Health & Wellbeing

Addiction Services

Housing, Benefits & Legal Advice

Housing Services

News & Events

Lighthouse Magazine – Autumn edition out now!

The Autumn 2020 edition of Lighthouse Magazine, our quarterly magazine for tenants, is out now. Articles cover a variety of topics, including new ways we ...
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BHT launches homelessness prevention campaign this World Homeless Day

This Saturday 10 October is World Homeless Day, and BHT is launching a new campaign, #EndItBeforeItBegins, to encourage people who are worried about their housing ...
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Updated – BHT offers housing advice as eviction ban ends

As the temporary government ban on evictions has now come to and end, BHT is urging anyone facing eviction to get professional advice as soon ...
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Covid-19 Emergency Appeal

Please help us safeguard the future of our services during the Coronavirus pandemic.

BHT's Case Studies

Baddar

For some it comes as a surprise that BHT runs an immigration and asylum legal service. The overwhelming majority of those we work with are ‘unaccompanied minors’, young people and children arriving in the UK with no adults to look after their welfare.

Baddar came to the UK in 2008 aged 15 fleeing persecution in Afghanistan. His initial asylum claim was refused. We assisted him with a further application to allow him to remain in the UK but this was also refused. After this, there have been numerous appeals with every decision seeming to go against him. We gathered evidence in support of his claim to show that he is particularly vulnerable as he has a learning difficulty and suffers from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and depression.

We gathered country evidence to support the fact that he would be at risk if he returned to Afghanistan.

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